THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Raśl Esparza (Video)

By Playbill Staff
October 24, 2013

Raúl Esparza received Tony nominations for his performances in Speed-the-Plow, Company, The Homecoming and Taboo. He celebrates his birthday today.



To mark Esparza's birthday, Playbill.com offers a look at some videos from throughout his career. 

Leap of Faith on the Tony Awards.

"I Cannot Hear the City."

"Someone Is Waiting."

"Hallelujah."

"Defying Gravity" with Kristin Chenoweth.

Highlights from Leap of Faith.

 

Early training for Leap of Faith perhaps?: "There's a Sucker Born Every Minute" from Barnum.

"Simple Joys" from Pippin.

"Marry Me a Little" from John Doyle's Tony Award-winning, 2006 actor-musician revival of Company.

"Being Alive" from Company at the 2006 Tony Awards, performed here with full orchestrations rather than the new arrangements for the Doyle revival.

Recording Michael Friedman's "This Little World" for "Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project."

Here's "Being Alive" as it was staged in the 2006 revival.

A performance of "In The Bleak Midwinter" and "Winter Wonderland" at Joe's Pub last holiday season.

Playbill Video's coverage of the Leap of Faith media day, including Esparza performing "Step Into the Light."